Bowmore Mariner

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Ex-Bourbon Casks; Sherry Butts
43.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
New green/white design
Bottle code
Added on
08 Feb 2015 7:35 pm by Zintrin

Average value

€ 235.78

9 × in wishlist

103 × member ratings

311 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bowmore Mariner

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.04 points

  1. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  2. Jacques-Olivier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. VanOpek scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      sweet peat smoke, idoine, wet forest soil, earthy,
      sea ​​breeze, pleasant and complex, sweeteness
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet, peat smoke, iodine, salty water, tar,
      asphalt, rounded, rich and very smooth, hints of oak
    • Finish
      86 86
      hints of oak, bitter chocolate, peat smoke, warm and smooth, excelent balance, spices and pepper

  4. GeorgeP scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Bowmore, relatively little smoke, nice currant flavor.

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    This Travel-Retail bottle was available until 2014. A good Islay Malt, who might have done 3% better!
    • Nose
      soft smoke, fruitiness, sherry, spice, caramel;
    • Taste
      harmonious, spicy onset with smoke, distinct sherry notes, fruity, then spice / oak;
    • Finish
      medium to long, strong finish;

  7. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Macheye scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Bowmore Mariner is a mixed voyage. It delivers on the sea salt promised with a really nice bite appreciable across the nose, taste and finish. It likewise manages to merge smoky coastal notes with some pleasant fruitiness and sweetness. But, the cruise is not plain sailing and there’s some real bitterness to navigate through before weighing anchor.

    • Nose
      Medium in intensity combining both sweet but gentle smoke with a healthy dose of coastal air and ozone. Freshening with both citrus and stone fruits such as apricot, and with a vein of sugariness running through the whole aroma. Part briny, part forest-like with notes of ferns and pines in amongst the more overtly seaside overtones of salt and very mild iodine.
    • Taste
      On the one hand oily and on the other, almost strangely sandy and chalky. Odd. Again the salinity is very present and is backed up with an increased presence of fruit – on the one hand fresh and ripe and on the other sour – I want to say sour cherries, but that’s too neat a fit. Sweet again, this time from toffee and caramel. There’s a fairly huge dose of cask spice here which leads to quite a bitter and astringent experience.
    • Finish
      Medium, salty, and pleasantly astringent, but to my palate extremely bitter, jarringly so in fact.

  9. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Dionysus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82


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